Tari from Amarete, province of Chayanta in the department of La Paz.
Tari's are used as ceremonial 'coca cloths', used to wrap offerings, display amulets and fetishes or other ritual paraphernalia, especially the sacred coca leaves.
The weaves from Amarete are predominaly red with white threads. Unlike the typical weaves of the region, there is an absence of animal or human decorations, except for the hooks that symbolize the Kallawayas or Shamans who are an itinerant group of traditional healers living in this region.
This is a vintage piece - this is a real aqsu that belonged to someone for likely decades. We take great care in hand selecting the pieces we choose and while for the most part they are in amazing conditions, these have been loved and used for many many years and therefore aren't perfect 'brandnew' items. We feel this adds to the beauty and uniqueness of these pieces, and we hope you do too.